Employment

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Open Positions:

WSRF is looking to hire a First Grade Assistant for the remainder of the 2017-18 School Year.
Applicants should be familiar with Waldorf education and able to both assist and lead the class as needed. Patience, flexibility, and the ability to follow the directions of the class teacher are essential qualities. Preference will be given to applicants who are experienced and have Waldorf training.

Please submit application materials, letter of interest, biographical statement, resume, and 4 reference contacts to Frances Lewis frances@waldorfschoolrf.org

Preferred start date, ASAP

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Grade 2 Teacher for 2018-19 School Year

Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork is seeking a class teacher for the Second Grade for the 2018-19 school year. The ideal candidate will engage students in meaningful work, ignite each individual student’s passion for learning, and build supportive relationships within and beyond the classroom environment. We are looking for a teacher with experience to hold a vibrant class of children who love to engage their will.  The students and families have a strong foundation in Waldorf education from spending their early childhood years in our Kinderhaus.  Our ideal candidate will possess the humor and flexibility to adapt to various opportunities with grace.  Additionally, they will possess strong inter and intrapersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and positively with parents, colleagues, and community members.

Qualifications, Salary and Benefits: Ideal candidates are Waldorf-trained teachers with at least a Bachelor’s degree. Candidates possess at least two years of teaching experience and a commitment to working out of Anthroposophy. Applicants must be dedicated to excellence in teaching and recognize the importance of mentoring, self-development and collegial cooperation. Parent education, and an ability towork with a group of parents cooperatively and effectively is required.  Full-time faculty members are currently offered medical and disability coverage, a retirement plan, and tuition remission. Starting salary for trained teachers is $46,000 with additional increments for experience.

How to apply for Teaching Positions
Please send a letter of interest, a brief biography, a resume, and names and contact information for three references to our Faculty Administrator, Frances Lewis at: frances@waldorfschoolrf.org
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Extra Lesson Teacher

The Extra Lesson Teacher will partner with our current Student Support Team members to form the Student Support Department. Duties listed below may be assigned based on workload and strengths of individuals in the department. The Extra Lesson Teacher works collaboratively with the faculty, administration and is part of an educational support team, which includes the Care Group. This individual is expected to perform the following functions:

Work with students
• Work in a support role with the class teachers to assess individual students in need of extra learning support.
• Design, implement, and report on educational plans for individual children.
• Provide extra lesson support to individual or group of students.
• Regularly assess and report on individual student support plans.
• Assist in coordinating learning support schedule.
• Refer students when appropriate for outside support such as
Occupational Therapy

School wide Duties
• Work in partnership on developing appropriate level assessments and school‐wide assessment schedule
• Conduct and write reports for the first grade readiness and second grade assessments
• Work in collaboration with the early childhood program
• Conduct developmental drawing assessments and work with teacher to discern insights for them.
• Conduct assessments for in‐coming students and transfer students.
• Help teachers design and implement morning circle work or other activities to support physical development of the children.
• Provide insight and support to teachers about how they may best work with students in need of extra support.
• In conjunction with Pedagogical Director provide professional development to faculty.
• Help develop handwriting curriculum and students’ proper pencil grip.
• Provide insight and guidance to other teachers about how they might best work with students in need of extra support, as well as more general support in recognizing and understanding issues which may be hindering students.
• Participate in Care Group meetings.
• Participate in faculty meetings, including child studies.

Qualifications
Successful completion of three‐year program with Certificate from the Association for a Healing Education, or equivalent remedial training program
Waldorf classroom teaching experience
Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university

How to apply for Teaching Positions
Please send a letter of interest, a brief biography, a resume, and names and contact information for three references to our Faculty Administrator, Frances Lewis at: frances@waldorfschoolrf.org
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About Our School 

Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork is a full-member AWSNA school located on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains near Aspen, Colorado. We are celebrating our twenty-sixth year with a supportive parent body and a dynamic faculty. Our teachers enjoy a balanced workload, with a recently increased salary. Our school is set in the beautiful Roaring Fork valley, along the wild and scenic Roaring Fork River, where our community enjoys a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities year-round.

Our school has one preschool, two kindergartens and grades one through eight with a total student body of approximately 185 students. We have an on-site mentor to support teachers. Our specialty programs include Eurythmy, handwork, movement, music, woodwork and Spanish. We also have a fine student support faculty offering Therapeutic Eurhythmy, Anthroposophical art therapy, speech and language services and academic tutoring.

Our campus is all straw bale construction – designed and based upon Steiner’s architectural indications.  Thus, the buildings them themselves provide a beautiful space in which our faculty and children may thrive. Our faculty works cooperatively and collaboratively within the greater community of the Roaring Fork valley.  Carbondale has a vibrant arts community, it has a small town feel, while benefiting from the multi-faceted cultural and recreational opportunities of Aspen. 

WSRF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religious affiliation or sexual orientation.

About the Roaring Fork Valley (Aspen,BasaltCarbondaleGlenwood Springs and Snowmass Village):

  • World-class recreation and cultural activities
  • Four beautiful seasons with lots of sunshine
  • Surrounded by White River National Forest and BLM

About our school:

  • 13 acre eco-campus with wetlands and river access
  • Nationally recognized, anthroposophically-inspired strawbale buildings
  • Incredible performance facility
  • Strong community with active parent body
  • Commitment to independent rather than private schooling

About our faculty:

  • Cohesive and supportive
  • Gifted men and women that includes both very experienced and young faculty members
  • Trained subject teachers – eurythmy, Spanish, handwork, movement, practical arts
  • On-going mentoring and support for professional development
  • Committed to pedagogical and anthroposophical studies
  • Hard-working and growing